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How to Advance Search Your LinkedIn Groups Members.

Join groups, join a lot of groups, and join groups with a lot of members. I tell everyone to join 45 groups when I do LinkedIn training for sales people. They look at me like I’m crazy because they they don’t want to deal with all the email. The reason I say all the emails is because when you are in a group they send you emails for ALL for every one of their conversations.

On a side note, if you check your privacy settings you can make adjustments to emails you receive from groups,. You can receive weekly, daily, or no emails at all.

To start your search go to “advanced” Search.

When the advanced search page comes up you have on the top right side a listing of all of the groups you belong to. Normally this filter with the little yellow LinkedIn logo is for premium accounts. But in this instance when searching for groups it is for the free LinkedIn accounts as well.

You start by selecting the LinkedIn group you would like to advance search. Next you can now choose any of the advanced search filters: first name, last name, keywords, title, company, school, location, country, and postal code.

Two additional filters are available when you select job tittle and company. When you select either one of these filters a drop down appears that you can select current or past position or company.

Now you can search those groups with ten of thousands members and find that diamond in the rough that job, that sales manager, or that hiring manager.

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How To Use LinkedIn’s Advanced Search!

Advanced searches on LinkedIn – Advanced search is available for people. Click the Advanced link to the right of the search box at the top of any page or at the top of the search result page to see all fields and filters on the left.

What will help you in advanced search are the Boolean Operators.

Boolean searches – You can use advanced search operators and Boolean logic to conduct your searches. Here are some of the ways you can construct your searches:

Quoted searches – For an exact phrase, enclose the phrase in quotation marks (e.g. “product manager”).

NOT searches – To exclude a particular term, type that term with an uppercase NOT immediately before it (e.g. programmer NOT manager).

OR searches – To see results that include 1 or more terms in a list, separate the terms with an uppercase OR (e.g. sales OR marketing).

I think I like the “OR” search the best. Here is an example.

(seeking OR seeker OR “looking for” OR “in search” of OR “open to” OR “new job” OR “actively pursuing” OR “pursuing new” OR “searching for” OR “new opportunity” OR “new opportunities” OR “available for”)

AND searches – To get results that must include 2 or more terms in a list, you can use the upper-case word AND as a separator (e.g. manager AND director). Note: You don’t need to use AND. If you search 2 or more terms, you’ll automatically see results that include all of them.

Parenthetical searches – To do a complex search, you can combine terms using parentheses. For example, to find people who have “VP” in their profiles, or have both director AND division in their profiles, type: VP OR (director AND division).

The nice thing about advanced search is if you are looking for a specific profile with the word Oracle in it, the result will be any profile with Oracle showing up. But with the filters on LinkedIn advanced search you can put your search term in the job title section and only those profiles will show up that have Oracle in the title.

If you are using a search string each section of the advanced filters allows you 1000 character strings.
If you have a recruiter account those stings can be 3000 characters long.

It make take some practice but if you leverage all of the operators and the sorting functions you will get the results you are looking for.

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